Loma in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Manitoba Railroad
As railroads competed for supremacy, Montana's cities vied for transportation facilities. Fort Benton had prospered as the head of steamboat navigation and the hub of freight and stage lines to settlements in Montana, Idaho and Canada. But the railroads initially bypassed Fort Benton and replaced steamboats as carriers. Fort Benton had to adapt to survive. In 1888, Fort Benton businessmen funded the construction of a bridge across the Missouri River. The structure funneled the lucrative Judith Basin agricultural trade into Fort Benton.
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Location. 47° 55.734′ N, 110° 30.829′ W. Marker is in Loma, Montana, in Chouteau County. Marker is on U.S. 87 near Lower Marias/Loma Ferry Roads, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loma MT 59460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marias River (here, next to this marker); Victims of Blood Indians Massacre (here, next to this marker); A Montana Crossroads (approx. 3.1 miles away); Decision at the Marias (approx. 3.2 miles away); Exploring the North Fork (approx. 3.2 miles away); 1806 Lewis' Return (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fort Benton (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fort Benton and the Mullan Road (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loma.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.